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Rich Rubino commented on Rich Rubino's group This Date in American Political History
"Remember what Al Haig said: "That's not a lie, it's a terminological inexactitude.""
7 hours ago
Rich Rubino commented on Rich Rubino's group This Date in American Political History
"I do not think prudent and moderate are synonyms.  I am simply using the opinion of the American people.  How would you define the middle course?  Is it not the center between two positions?  How else would you define the…"
7 hours ago
Rich Rubino commented on Rich Rubino's group The Political Bible of Little Known Facts in American Politics
"An Assassination Attempt Will Not Stop a Bull Moose:  In 1912, before a campaign stop in Milwaukee, former President Theodore Roosevelt (the nominee of the Progressive Party, a.k.a. the Bull Moose Party) was shot in the chest by tavern…"
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Rich Rubino commented on Rich Rubino's group This Date in American Political History
"April 15, 1865 – President Abraham Lincoln dies nine hours after being shot by Actor John Wilkes Booth while attending a showing of the play American Cousin at Ford’s Theater in Washington, D.C. "
10 hours ago
Peter Schultz commented on Rich Rubino's group This Date in American Political History
"Great stuff on Gerald Ford. Thanks. I was not aware of his history or how he had "changed" from an insurgent to a status quo politician. That is really interesting history."
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Peter Schultz commented on Rich Rubino's group This Date in American Political History
"(1) So, if our politicians, like LBJ, choose "the middle course," the "moderate course," the "prudent course" of action, why do they keep failing? I thought the prudent, middle, or moderate course of action was chosen…"
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Rich Rubino commented on Rich Rubino's group This Date in American Political History
"I certainly agree with your substance of your argument about the merits of Vietnam.  For me the middle is evolving depending on the opinion of a any constituency.  I think all politicians for example try to place themselves in the…"
yesterday
Rich Rubino commented on Rich Rubino's group The Political Bible of Little Known Facts in American Politics
"Don’t Listen to Richard Russell: When Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act of 1964 in July of that year, U.S. Senator Richard Russell told him it would cost him the Presidential election.  Four months later Johnson defeated…"
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Rich Rubino commented on Rich Rubino's group This Date in American Political History
"April 14, 1912 – At the beginning of a baseball game between the Washington Senators and the Philadelphia Athletics on April 14, 1910 at Griffith Stadium, umpire Billy Evans hands a baseball to President William Howard Taft and asks him to…"
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Peter Schultz commented on Rich Rubino's group This Date in American Political History
"A rejoinder to part of your thoughtful response. You say of LBJ: "He took a middle course between pulling out and going all in." No, he did not. Once in class when discussing such "middle courses" I wrote the following on the…"
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Rich Rubino commented on Rich Rubino's group The Political Bible of Little Known Facts in American Politics
"Nothing Left to do: After losing the Democratic nomination for a second term in office in 1856, Franklin Pierce deadpanned: “There's nothing left to do but get drunk.""
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Rich Rubino commented on Rich Rubino's group This Date in American Political History
"April 13, 1943 – The Thomas Jefferson Memorial is dedicated in Washington, D.C. on the 200th anniversary of Jefferson’s birth."
Sunday
Rich Rubino commented on Rich Rubino's group This Date in American Political History
"Interesting, there were many analogies to Munich.  The fear as I understand it was the attendant domino effect.  I also think Johnson feared that Robert Kennedy would claim that Johnson backtracked on a commitment John F. Kennedy made to…"
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Rich Rubino commented on Rich Rubino's group The Political Bible of Little Known Facts in American Politics
"Presidential Duel to the Death:  Andrew Jackson is the only President known to have killed a man.  In 1806, Jackson killed attorney Charles Dickenson in a duel after Dickinson insulted his wife, Rachel Jackson."
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Rich Rubino commented on Rich Rubino's group This Date in American Political History
"April 11, 1951 – President Harry S. Truman announces that he has relieved General Douglas Macarthur of his position as Allied Commander of United Nations forces in the Far East.  Macarthur and Truman had clashed, when Macarthur threatened…"
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Peter Schultz commented on Rich Rubino's group This Date in American Political History
"Nice responses, Rich. Johnson did some stuff that needed doing, the Civil Rights Act among them. Maybe first and foremost. But he was, first and foremost, a politician and one invested in - and who genuinely thought it best to preserve - the…"
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